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Patric Knowles

Reginald Lawrence Knowles (11 November 1911 – 23 December 1995) was an English film actor who renamed himself Patric Knowles, a name which reflects his Irish descent. He appeared in films of the 1930s through the 1970s. He made his film debut in 1933, and played either first or second film leads throughout his career. In his first American film, Give Me Your Heart (1936), released in Great Britain as Sweet Aloes, Knowles was cast as a titled Englishman of means. While making The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936) at Lone Pine, California, he befriended Errol Flynn, whose acquaintance he had made when both were under contract to Warner Bros. in England. Since that film, in which Knowles played the part of Capt. Perry Vickers, the brother of Flynn's Maj. Geoffrey Vickers, he was cast more frequently as straitlaced characters alongside Flynn's flamboyant ones, notably as Will Scarlet in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Both actors starred as well in Four's A Crowd, also in 1938. More than two decades after Flynn's death, biographer Charles Higham sullied Flynn's memory by accusing him of having been a fascist sympathizer and Nazi spy. Knowles, who had served in World War II as a flying instructor in the RCAF, came to Flynn's defense, writing Rebuttal for a Friend as an epilogue to Tony Thomas' Errol Flynn: The Spy Who Never Was (Citadel Press, 1990) ISBN 080651180X. Knowles was a freelance film actor from 1939 until his last film appearance in 1973. In the 1940s, he was known for playing protagonists in a number of horror films, including The Wolf Man (1941) and Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943). Knowles was also cast as comic foils in a number of comedies such as Abbott and Costello's Who Done It? (1942) and Hit The Ice (1943). He also appeared opposite Jack Kelly in a 1957 episode of the television series Maverick called "The Wrecker", which was based on a Robert Louis Stevenson adventure and co-starred James Garner. Knowles was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and wrote a novel called Even Steven (Vantage Press, 1960) ASIN B0006RMC2G. He was cremated. His ashes were either given to a friend or family. Description above from the Wikipedia article Patric Knowles, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 11, 1911 In Horsforth, Yorkshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Student's Romance 1935-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of The Wolf Man 1999-01-01
Known For
Poster of Auntie Mame
Poster of The Wolf Man
Poster of Women in War
Movie Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of The Wolf Man Archive Footage 1999-01-01
Movie Terror in the Wax Museum Mr. Southcott 1973-05-02
Movie Arnold Douglas Whitehead 1973-11-16
Movie The Man South African Consul 1972-07-19
Series Getting Together Unknown 1971-09-18
Movie Chisum Henry Tunstall 1970-07-23
Movie In Enemy Country General Lloyd-Griffis 1968-07-05
Movie The Way West Captain Grant 1967-05-24
Series Garrison's Gorillas Unknown 1967-09-06
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Series Jericho Unknown 1966-09-15
Series Mickey Unknown 1964-09-16
Movie Six Gun Law 1962-12-01
Series Tightrope Unknown 1959-09-08
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Movie From the Earth to the Moon Josef Cartier 1958-11-26
Movie Auntie Mame Lindsay Woolsey 1958-12-04
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie Band of Angels Charles de Marigny 1957-08-03
Movie The Thief Philippe Voyson 1955-02-04
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie World for Ransom Julian March 1954-01-31
Movie Khyber Patrol George Kennely 1954-09-04
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Jamaica Run William Montague 1953-04-21
Series The United States Steel Hour Richard Voyson 1953-10-27
Movie Mutiny Capt. Ben Waldridge 1952-03-05
Movie Tarzan's Savage Fury Edwards, English Traitor 1952-03-14
Movie Quebec Charles Douglas 1951-03-15
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Three Came Home Harry Keith 1950-02-20
Movie The Big Steal Jim Fiske 1949-07-01
Movie Isn't It Romantic? Richard Brannon 1948-10-06
Movie Dream Girl Jim Lucas 1948-07-27
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Ivy Roger Gretorex 1947-06-26
Movie Variety Girl Himself 1947-08-29
Movie The Bride Wore Boots Lance Gale 1946-06-05
Movie O.S.S. Cmdr. Brady 1946-05-26
Movie Of Human Bondage Harry Griffiths 1946-07-05
Movie Monsieur Beaucaire Duc le Chandre 1946-09-04
Movie Kitty Brett Harwood Earl of Carstairs 1945-10-16
Movie Masquerade in Mexico Thomas Grant 1945-12-03
Movie Chip Off the Old Block Commander Judd Corrigan 1944-02-01
Movie This Is the Life Maj. Hilary Jarret 1944-06-01
Movie Forever and a Day Trimble-Pomfret Son 1943-01-21
Movie Hit the Ice Dr. William 'Bill' Burns 1943-06-02
Movie Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Dr. Frank Mannering 1943-03-05
Movie All by Myself Dr. Bill Perry 1943-06-11
Movie Always a Bridesmaid Tony Warren 1943-09-24
Movie Crazy House Edmund 'Mac' MacLean 1943-10-08
Movie The Mystery of Marie Roget Dr. Paul Dupin 1942-04-23
Movie The Strange Case of Doctor Rx Private Detective Jerry Church 1942-03-27
Movie Lady in a Jam Doctor Enright 1942-06-19
Movie Sin Town Wade Crowell 1942-09-25
Movie Who Done It? Jimmy Turner 1942-10-30
Movie How Green Was My Valley Ivor 1941-10-28
Movie The Wolf Man Frank Andrews 1941-12-12
Movie A Bill of Divorcement John Storm 1940-05-31
Movie Married and in Love Paul Wilding 1940-01-19
Movie Women in War Lt. Larry Hall 1940-06-05
Movie Anne of Windy Poplars Gilbert Blythe 1940-06-28
Movie Torchy Blane in Chinatown Capt. Condon 1939-02-02
Movie Beauty for the Asking Denny Williams 1939-02-24
Movie Another Thin Man Dudley Horn 1939-11-17
Movie The Spellbinder Tom Dixon 1939-07-28
Movie The Adventures of Robin Hood Will Scarlett 1938-05-13
Movie The Patient in Room 18 Lance O'Leary 1938-01-08
Movie Breakdowns of 1938 Himself 1938-02-07
Movie The Sisters Norman French 1938-10-14
Movie Heart of the North Jim Montgomery 1938-12-10
Movie Storm Over Bengal Captain Jeffrey Allison 1938-11-14
Movie It's Love I'm After Henry Grant Jr. 1937-10-08
Movie Expensive Husbands Prince Rupert Heinrich Franz Von Rentzau 1937-11-27
Movie The Brown Wallet John Gillespie 1936-07-20
Movie Give Me Your Heart Robert 'Bob' Melford 1936-09-17
Movie Crown v. Stevens Chris Jensen 1936-08-03
Movie The Student's Romance Max Brandt 1935-01-01
Movie The Guv'nor Paul 1935-10-01
Movie Abdul the Damned Omar - Hilmi's Attache 1935-08-05
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